Smith and Wallwork has been busy bidding and winning work this week. A community centre, school, visitor centre and green burial site are just some of the submissions and competitions we are working on; our focus on collaborative working with architects is proving popular. Engineering is not just about making an architects idea stand up, at Smith and Wallwork we are there at the beginning when the paper is still blank making sure engineering thinking is embedded from day one. Engineers have ideas too!

And that is just how our recent project win, a 5 storey stone and timber tower in Scotland, came to us. Inspired by Cistro Obrero in Uruguay by Eladio Dieste, the tower faces some tricky planning negotiations but the high quality design and local materials and skills approach is sure to win the planners over.

Despite all this activity we are still managing to progress our Living Willow Bridge project with the Woodland Trust and Cambridge University. As well as being the designer we are also the contractor! We hope you enjoy the photos of our handy work below.

Images courtesy of Ken Dineen, Samuel Smith and Michael Ramage (Cambridge University)